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Back In The Saddle Again

I’ve been a bad, bad person. Not only have I been neglecting my blog, but I haven’t been getting a lot of writing done, either. I could lie and make up some excuse about how life has been busy (it … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Advice for Aspiring/Perspiring Writers #3: Supernatural Forces Do Not Govern Your Writing

Since I seem to be on a roll with advice for aspiring/perspiring[1] writers, here’s my third entry, and I’ll admit up front that this one may be controversial: Supernatural forces do not govern your writing. So here’s the deal:  Yes, … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Project: The Cookbook Update

Hello, and Happy New Year, interwebs!  I decided to take last week off from blogging–from the internet in general, actually–which is why there were no postings last week.  I probably should have announced it in advance, but it was a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Week 2

It’s Week Two of that insanity known as National Novel Writing Month.  (Wow, it looks weird to type it all out that way, instead of NaNoWriMo.) This time last year, I was singing the Week 2 Blues.  Which is not … Continue reading

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Weather Or Not; or, Let It Snow?

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 25) As I write this, the season’s first snow is falling outside my window.  Sadly, it does not appear that we’ll get the 18″ some forecasters were predicting.  I’m thinking we’ll be lucky to make 3″ by … Continue reading

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Working Through The Rough Bits; or, What To Do When The Words Just Won’t Come Out

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’ve been plugging slowly, stolidly away on my current WIP, working title “Fairies Living At The Bottom Of The Garden.” But it’s going slowly. Very slowly. I know why it’s going slowly: … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions; or How Do You Know When You’re Doing It Right?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’m about 3/4 of the way finished with my second draft of the first volume of the “Daughters of August Winterbourne” series. And in the course of editing, I’ve had to make … Continue reading

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